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Mokwateh is a leading voice on one of the most dynamic topics of our time: The Indigenous Economy

Through a trifecta of inspiration, education, and insight, your team will gain an understanding into the possibilities of a new reality for Canada. We’ll customize the right format for you: keynotes, presentations, firesides, board engagement, offsites, training, moderating, or media expertise. 

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The Presenters

  •  Internationally recognized Indigenous business leader, JP Gladu, is a sought after and accomplished public speaker. 

  •  JP and the team at Mokwateh are authentically plugged in, bringing a lifetime of being on the front line of forging relations between corporate Canada, governments, and Indigenous communities. 

  • Our extensive board experience enables Mokwateh to truly relate to, connect with, and empower your group.

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Meet the people driving the national discussion for change 

The Audience

Proactive organizations, institutions, and associations excited about embracing an Indigenous world view on how to advance our economy together. 

The Experience

  • Clear, candid, compelling, and customized. No cookie cutter templates here. 

  • We draw upon industry relevant case studies, our globally recognized research, relatable anecdotes, a lifetime of involvement, and actionable strategies. 

  • Expect a comfortable and safe atmosphere for learning.


Examples of Mokwateh Thought Leadership in Action 

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Delivery: Board Engagement

Our founder and principal JP often engages directly with boards and their executive teams to have open and candid conversations within the governance realm. Directors and the executive teams benefit significantly from JP’s 30 plus years of insight and experience within Indigenous governance and economy.

Client: Business Development Bank of Canada

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Delivery: Half Day Training Program

A thoughtful view into the Indigenous Economy, made accessible and actionable for a team of 100 legal professionals. It was met with rave reviews and will become a regular part of the organization’s leadership development curriculum.

Client: McMillan LLP

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Award: 2024 Honouree

A tribute to the distinguished Canadians who have made outstanding contributions to public policy and good governance. As an award recipient, JP addressed an audience of over 1,200 policy, business, and community leaders from across the country.

Organization: Public Policy Forum

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Delivery: An interview with JP Gladu in his former role as president of the CCAB

A leadership piece communicating to business leaders the growing presence and prosperity Indigenous people are experiencing in Canada.

Publication: Report On Business Magazine, The Globe and Mail

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Portfolio Highlights


The Toronto Star | Featuring JP Gladu | April 15, 2023

The Globe and Mail | Featuring JP Gladu | February 13, 2020

Corporate Knights | Featuring JP Gladu | March 19, 2019


Public Policy Forum
Indigenous nations are key to unlocking Canada’s full potential | Featuring JP Gladu | April 2024

Federal 5% Indigenous Procurement and Supply Change  
Shared Value Solutions | Featuring JP Gladu | March 2020

Canadian Nuclear Association
Panel Moderation by Dazawray Landrie-Parker | 2022


Public Policy Forum | Featuring JP Gladu | 2024

Alberta Forests | Featuring JP Gladu | 2023

The Hub Podcast | Featuring JP Gladu | July 2023

RBC | Featuring JP Gladu | 2021


Nuclear Technology Volume 208 | Dazawray Landrie-Parker | June 2022 | Research presenting lessons in public engagement with respect to radiation exposure risk.

Peer Reviewed Research through York University | Katarina Savic | April 2021

Developed for The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund | Max Skudra | 2020 | Worked with the team at DWF and HBC to create the Blanket Fund. Giving 100% of proceeds of each iconic Hudson’s Bay point blanket sold to grass roots Indigenous not-for-profits focused on cultural, artistic, and educational activities.

CCAB Research Report | Max Skudra | 2018 | The research proved Indigenous businesses could provide over 20% of the Federal Government’s annual spend, which pressured the government to ensure a minimum 5% of the total value of its contracts are held by Indigenous businesses. Spearheaded by Max in his former role as Director of Research at CCAB.

Engaged Scholar Journal Volume 2 Issue 1| Dazawray Landrie-Parker | July 2017 | A research paper that led to the creation of a new methodology for research with Indigenous communities.

Prepared for the Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation and the International Centre for Northern Governance and Development | Dazawray Landrie-Parker | 2016 | Seminal research that was later included in Canada’s SMR Action Plan.

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